DWF 2017 - Anika Nilles
Anika is a German Drummer and Songwriter. She wrote, recorded and released her first EP called „Alter Ego“ in 2014.
The most important thing in her tracks that stylistically belong in the pop/rock/ fusion genre, is ‘the groove!’ Anika doesn’t use her drums only for rhythm, but much more as an independent instrument. Hereby she manages to avoid unnecessarily putting the focus on herself and leaves room for extravagance.
Her fine technique, the distinctiveness of her sound, and her strong groove characterize her songs and her way of playing. In 2015 Anika was touring through countries all around the world to present her music. She also did PASIC and the London Drumshow in the end of 2015.
Her recent activities include i.a. working as an author for some professional drum journals in the UK, USA and Germany and producing her debut album, which will be released approximately in 2016.
She built her own band called „Nevell“ with which she will perform her songs live on stage.